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Good afternoon,

The children made some beautiful salt dough flower sculptures to finish our art unit this week. We are keeping them to display them for open evening, then they can of course then bring them home.

In English, the class produced some fantastic stories where their characters overcome a baddie. They planned their story to include a beginning, build-up, problem, resolution and ending. I have been very impressed with the standard of writing produced.

We have been measuring length and height in our maths lessons, making comparisons and using bricks to and blocks to measure, then moving onto using rulers. We then moved on to adding and subtracting lengths.

In RE, we have been learning about Buddhism and the children made their own animal masks, a traditional activity that children do to celebrate Wesak and in PE we were sending and receiving the ball with our foot.

We participated in a dance workshop today to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was a lovely way to begin our festivities, which will continue as the event draws closer.

The homework this week is a poetry comprehension, the children should read the text with an adult and then answer the questions. I have included the answers on the back page. I have also sent home some reading sheets in preparation for the phonics screening check, there are real and nonsense words in the form of a list. If your child finds it difficult to read a word, remind them to spot the special friends first, then say the sounds to read the word.

There are new words on Spelling Shed focusing on the ‘ph’ and ‘wh’ digraphs. The ‘ph’ we say ‘dolphins love phonics’ and the ‘wh’ we say that it has a silent ‘h’.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Lawson